Who We Are A State-Federal Cooperative Program

  • Vision

    To be the principal source of fisheries-dependent information on the Atlantic coast through cooperation of all program partners

  • Mission

    Produce dependable and timely marine fishery statistics for Atlantic coast fisheries that are collected, processed and disseminated according to common standards agreed upon by all program partners.

  • Values

    Accurate data are required for good fisheries management decisions

    Coordination and collaboration among the program partners are essential for success

    The Program must be responsive to the changing needs for fisheries data

    Processes must be open and transparent but confidential data must be protected

    Data shall be accessible and easy to use.Responsibilities should be matched with available resources